BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

West Pharmaceutical Services Announces the Commercial Introduction of a Novel Intradermal Adapter for Disposable Syringes


2/27/2013 9:49:13 AM

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a leading global developer and manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, announces the commercial introduction of its ID Adapter. West acquired a license to the technology in 2010 and has completed the product development and first phase of commercial scale-up at its manufacturing center in Arizona. West recently received 510K clearance for the ID Adapter from the United States Food and Drug Administration.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/NE65950LOGO )

The adapter is designed to help improve the consistency and reliability of intradermal injections for vaccines and other injectable drugs. The system will complement West's portfolio of prefilled syringe offerings and technologies. Correctly administered ID injections can help conserve the supply of high-value vaccines and can provide patients significant benefit through more reliable injection. The ID Adapter will provide an alternative to the Mantoux method, the industry standard for intradermal injection since 1907. The Mantoux method is accomplished by inserting the needle into the skin at a very shallow angle. It requires extensive training and experience to perform correctly and consistently, whereas the ID Adapter enables this process to be carried out more easily and with greater reliability.

"We are delighted to offer our customers a solution which can improve reliability and performance of intradermal injections and meet growing market demands in this area," said John Paproski, President, Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems, West. Click here for more information on the ID Adapter technology.

About West

West works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and manufacturing packaging, diagnostic and delivery systems that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of their products. Every day, West is leading the way with cutting-edge technologies and quality systems, a thorough understanding of global regulatory compliance, and an unmatched and growing knowledge base of relevant pharmaceutical product testing, development and packaging. Based in Exton, Pa., West supports its customers from sales, manufacturing, customer support and research and development locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Established in 1923, West's 2012 sales were $1.3 billion.

Visit West online at http://www.westpharma.com and follow West on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WestPharma.

Media Contact:
Kristin Villiotte
Schwartz MSL
(781) 684-0770
westpharma@schwartzmsl.com

SOURCE West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.



Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES